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in more and more energy resources to fill a gap at home. finance ministry officials issued a preliminary report. they say the trade deficit came to about 6.29 trillion yen, more than $78 trillion. exports fell 2.7% in yen terms. the strong yen hurt exporters. they saw demand from europe drop off. exports from china dropped too. consumers there steered clear of japanese goods. imports rose 3.8% to $798 billion. the rise mainly due to higher demand for liquefied natural gas. investors are trading on the latest data. what is you been seeing this morning? >> right after that announcement investors sold the yen but the yen against the dollar has recovered to the mid 88 yen level now. the dollar yen currently trading at 88.55. analysts say that's been yen selling pressure is not as strong as it's been before the bank of japan policy earlier in the week. let's see how this is affecting stockers. investors are trying to cake ta cues from the yen move. some investors are taking profits while others are buying as the nikkei has fallen be kospi is trading lower by .4 a percent. apple's net profit f
the energy in the united states, you want cap and trade, you want to shut down the coal industry, suppress the new fracking technique, which has produced a bonanza and gas and oil, then you do it in the name of the planet, global warming. so it allows a political class of experts, central government to control economic labors in a way that was done in the past in the name of the working class. >> but i hear from people who know about this stuff that tell us we're headed towards energy independence. >> unless the epa stops us. >> charles wants to replace the national anthem with the international. this is not as bad as all of that. >> that is a nice tune. >> he does talk about climate change. >> he talks about the stuff thl us we're science of climate change. i am talking about the president. it is good that he is the inaugural address to signal, we have to do with this. it is important to begin on the subject. you could argue about how it is done, but it will be addressed. >> science seems to be overwhelmingly moving in the direction that the president is going, so far as i can tell. >> a
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. abishek dulia, nhk world, new delhi. >>> algerian government officials have reassured foreign energy companies that they'll deal aggressively with terrorism. but a hostage crisis that left dozens of people from different counts dead is raising fears on new infrastructure. algerian prime minister abdel mal eck sellal. the militants attacked a natural gas plant in the desert last week and took hundreds of workers hostage. sellal stressed government forces moved in on the facility to demonstrate algeria will not give in to terrorism. a spokesperson for the militants told the french weekly "paris match" that the group had achieved 90% of its goals. one of those goals was to take control of a heavily guarded complex with just 40 fighters. but there are allegations that militants had some inside help. an algerian newspaper reported that security officials are questioning workers. they reveal a former driver at the facility was among the attackers. he reportedly provide the the group with detailed information about the plant. the militants have pledged to continue their attacks unless franc
is heading to one of the numerous parties if they have enough energy, and tomorrow, we will continue the discussion over the role of the central bank's -- banks now and in future among others, such as the head of the european central bank, mario draghi. >> to our parliamentary study is in berlin for our political correspondent. is it not surprising how similar the speeches were, both calling for improvements as far as competitiveness goes? >> it is ironic, isn't it? in the key demands, more efficiency, or competitiveness -- in fact, he is echoing what many northern europeans also feel, notably germany, the netherlands, the scandinavian countries. they all want this kind of reforms -- more efficiency, more competitiveness. the difficulty is that only yesterday, he linked those to an exit threat. that was extremely dangerous for him because his own business community sees that as a threat to investment, the insecurity that that means for the business community in britain, and it also means, of course, that he alienates with all sorts of threats -- he alienates his natural allies in eur
efficiency. dreamliners have two sets of them. one is under the cockpit and provides backup energy in an emergency. the other is under the passenger cabin. it starts the jet's engines. the eight-cell batteries weigh half as much as conventional motors but provide the same amount of power. the problem is, they are more susceptible to catching fire when they overheat. in the japan airlines case, the battery caught fire, ntsb chair says there is evidence of short circuiting. when high temperatures trigger an uncontrollable reaction. >> the photo on the right and you can see the cells outlined in red, show the eight damaged cells of our battery that we're investigating in the lab. >> reporter: hersman says among the battery's eight cells, three were heavily damaged. they are trying to figure out that those are different than others. >> we're working very hard to determine what happened and why it happened. we'll look at failure scenarios and coordinating with colleagues around the world. >> reporter: aviation authorities in japan are also looking at the battery problem. they have been
the administration, to destroy the energy of the government and to substitute the pleasure, caprice or artifices, to the regular decisions of a respectable majority. that's just what the republicans have been doing. since 2007 when they lost the majority in the senate, they mounted or threatened to mount nearly 400 filibusters, blocking everything from equal pay to equal work, job bills and reform. as a result, there are more vacancies on the federal courts today than when president obama first took office. but hold on. when democrats were in the minority and threatening to filibuster against george w. bush's judicial nominees, their leader, harry reid, had some kind things to say about the tactic. >> the filibuster serves as a check on power and preserves our limited government. right now the only check on president bush is the democrats' ability to voice their concern in this body, the senate. if the republicans roll back our rights in this chamber, there will be no check on power. the radical right wing will be free to pursue anything they want. >> now the shoe is on the other foot. i asked l
, on spending, on energy policy, that america has some credibility that we got it more right than wrong. >> tell me about the lobbyists. who are these people? >> well, the problem with lobbyists, a lot of them come off the hill, a lot of them come out of congress. many members of congress leave the capital and go to k street. and it's a real reflection of how money has overtaken politics. and the real problem with that system is not the individual lobbyists. a lot of times they'll have legitimate points to present to members of congress. the problem is the amount of money that lobbyists represent. and what tends to happen in congress is that the concerns of those lobbyists, the concerns of amgen, become much more of the topic of discussion, debate, and resolution than the concerns of middle america, the concerns of the farmers. you know, in congress, we didn't even vote in the house on a farm bill. this is the first time in the history of this country where a house agriculture committee, on which i sat, but in a bipartisan vote, we worked together, passed a farm bill, and the house didn't even t
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